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Appointments

We offer both advance booking for the next 2 weeks for your convenience and same day appointments if you feel you need to be seen urgently. We try to accommodate your choice of doctor when possible, however, this cannot always be guaranteed. 

Please make a separate appointment for each person wishing to see the doctor.

diary_appointmentIf you cannot attend, let us know as soon as possible as, even with short notice, we can usually allocate your appointment to someone else.

We would like to remind you that each appointment is for ONE PERSON and for 10 MINUTES with the GP, in line with NHS recommendations. Where possible we would ask all our patients to try and keep within this alloted time. The best way you can help us do this is to bring ONE PROBLEM at a time. If you feel you need longer with your GP, please let the receptionist know when you are booking your appointment & they will try to arrange an additional date.It is important for all patients to adhere to the 10 minute appointment time as it avoids patients waiting longer than necessary to be called.We really appreciate your support with this as it is helping us to help you.

It is better to be seen in the mornings, if possible, especially if you need blood tests to go to the laboratory.

Online Appointments

We now offer an online booking system through 'Patient Access'. This allows you to book an appointment out of the surgery's normal opening hours. It is easy to use and you may use this service via the link at the top of this page. 

In order to use this service you can simply sign up via the link or, drop into the surgery where a letter will be posted which includes information on how to use this service and your new log-in details.   

Treatment Room

A Doctor may request for you to have a blood test done. The receptionist will book an appointment with one of our experienced nursing staff. It is important to note that a lab collection is carried out everyday. For this reason we ask that blood tests be carried out before 15:00. 

*Under certain circumstances a patient may be allowed to deliver their blood samples to the Mid Ulster Hospital after 15:00.

Practice Nurse

It might be worth considering an appointment with the Practice Nurse rather than the Doctor on certain occasions. Our Practice Nurses are qualified to deal with family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks, cervical smears and smoking sensation help; as well as asthma and diabetic reviews.

Chaperones 

If you require an examination of a more "sensitive nature" the doctor may ask if you would like a nurse present. This is to protect both you and the doctor. You are more than welcome to bring with you a relative or friend to sit with you throughout your appointment.

GP Training

Moneymore Medical Centre is a medical school teaching practice.

Throughout the year we allow trainee Doctors to sit in with our quaified GP's during routine appointments. This is a shadowing programme to allow them to 'watch and learn'. On occasion the trainnee may be asked to assess you first, with the GP present, before your normal consultation begins.

We will always ask if you agree to the trainee GP being present and you can always opt out if you so wish, however if you decide to allow the trainee GP to examine you please do not be embarrassed.  If you feel uncomfortable at any time do not hesitate to speak up.

 

 
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